HC Deb 26 March 1999 vol 328 c418W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how much his Department spent per capita of population on transport infrastructure investment in(a) Greater London, (b) Docklands and (c) the North West of England during the most recent five years for which figures are available. [77666]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Comprehensive information is not available in the form requested. In the last five years, the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions directly invested in transport infrastructure in(a) Greater London, (b) Docklands and (c) the North West of England through a number of different programmes. Local authorities may also have invested in transport infrastructure through Revenue Support Grant, although detailed records of this are not kept by the Department.

The directly supported capital expenditure in the five year period to April 1998 was:

(a) Greater London (b) Docklands (c) North West of England
Trunk roads (£ million) 11,256 1,051
Local Transport Capital (£ million) 1449.4 457.1
Capital Challenge (£ million) 0 0 239
Freight grants (£ million) 4.37 0 4.88
Local authority airports (£ million) 0.01 0 5.56
London Docklands Development 3123.016
Corporation (LDDC) (£ million)
Docklands Light Railway (£ million) 84.035
London Transport/Traffic 13,768
Director for London (£ million)
Woolwich Ferry (£ million) 1.967
Total (5 years) (£ million) 15,686.8 1,557.5
Population (million) 7.122 6.89
Spend per Capita 1£798 £226
1 Combined figure for Greater London and for Docklands—not separately identifiable
2 Capital Challenge was a new programme introduced in 1996–97
3 LDDC closed in April 1998